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Letter: P&Z needs Payne's non-partisan voice

Published 11:05 am, Friday, September 20, 2013
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Westport is a great place to live and work, but as with everything, there are always improvements that can be made. I appreciate the new restaurants, I like the new lights at Staples High School, and I believe whatever comes out of the Downtown 2020 plan will be worth supporting.

Westport needs people on the Planning & Zoning Commission who support those type of improvements. I have known Glenn Payne for many years, and I was pleasantly surprised that he has chosen to run for the P&Z to provide some leadership and action. He has been successful in business, a man of integrity and I know he'll be a big plus for Westport.

I'm not a fan of doing nothing, it's not in my DNA, it shouldn't be the commission's motto (albeit that Save Westport Now say "no" to everything) and it's not in Glenn's make up to do nothing. I am a huge fan, and Westport would be better if he's elected.

He's running on a non-partisan slate, a refreshing change from the embarrassing political agendas the big parties are pushing. It's time we had independent minded, action-oriented leadership on the Planning & Zoning Commission: I urge Westport to vote for Glenn Payne of the Coalition for Westport.

Neal H. Frank

President & CEO

Marlin Entertainment Group

Westport